Why I Live Here

Erica Berman's Newcastle living room

Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

After two decades in Paris, Erica Berman built a cozy Newcastle home, and found a new calling, growing food for needy Mainers.

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Mindi Poston Gay's Lincolnville garage/living space/studio

Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

Mindi Poston Gay savors the Penobscot Bay view from her Lincolnville garage/living space/studio while she plans a home on the property.

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Wai Houng Leung and Jillian Littlefield's 1820 Federal in Falmouth, Maine

Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

A couple finds solace on a Falmouth property with wildflowers, berry bushes, fruit trees, and a virtual driving range.

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Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

Channeling the Field of Dreams philosophy, civil service retiree Molly Walpuck built a new life in St. George and now they come — by the carload.

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Anita Leadbetter's North Yarmouth porch

Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

From her North Yarmouth porch, Anita Leadbetter might spot her kids pushing a chicken in a toy grocery cart or a mini horse on the loose.

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Carvers Harbor, Vinalhaven, Maine

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Why I Live Here

From the moment she first stepped off the ferry, Hallowell’s Libby McCullum knew she’d spend the rest of her summers on Vinalhaven.

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garden on Herrick Bay in Brooklin Maine

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Why I Live Here

In Brooklin, a waterfront property with a party-ready yard passes from one owner to the next over a croquet lesson.

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West Newfield, Maine

Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

After a trying few years, Sarah Richardson finds happiness, and spectacular sunrise views, in a West Newfield post-and-beam.

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Lisa Steele's Dixmont Maine farm

Photographed by Lisa Steele

Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

A real estate photo of a bright-red barn sold Lisa Steele, of backyard chicken-keeping website Fresh Eggs Daily, on her Dixmont farm.

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South Portland, Why I Live Here, Luke's Lobster

South Portland, Maine

Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

From their SoPo home, the family behind Luke’s Lobster has a bird’s-eye view of the activity that fuels their business.

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